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  • A Student's Guide to Religious Studiesby D. G. Hart

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 4.99

    The study of religion in American higher education is fraught with difficulties that raise important questions about the nature of faith and the purpose of advanced learning. Although religion has been foundational to some of the United States? most prestigious universities, religious studies is a relatively recent addition to the liberal arts curriculum.... more...

  • A Student's Guide to the Core Curriculumby Mark C. Henrie

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 4.99

    College students today have tremendous freedom to choose the courses they will take. With such freedom, however, students face a pressing dilemma: How can they choose well? Which courses convey the core of an authentic liberal arts education, transmitting our civilizational inheritance, and which courses are merely passing fads? From the smorgasbord... more...

  • A Student's Guide to Philosophyby Ralph M. McInerny

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 4.99

    A Student?s Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America?s leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame.... more...

  • Asia's High Performing Education Systemsby Colin Marsh; John Chi-Kin Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Education officials, specialist leaders and teachers have all been involved in different ways to bring about school reform in Hong Kong. This book is a very current and relevant analysis of this reform, highlighting the way in which agencies have cooperated in bringing about change over the last several decades. Through a process of wide-ranging decision-making,... more...

  • New Literacies around the Globeby Cathy Burnett; Julia Davies; Guy Merchant; Jennifer Rowsell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The increasing popularity of digitally-mediated communication is prompting us to radically rethink literacy and its role in education; at the same time, national policies have promulgated a view of literacy focused on the skills and classroom routines associated with print, bolstered by regimes of accountability and assessments. As a result, teachers... more...

  • The Best Teacher in Youby Robert E. Quinn; Katherine Heynoski; Mike Thomas; Gretchen M. Spreitzer

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    What does teaching look like at its very best? How are great teachers able to ignite a love of learning and change students? lives? In this book you?ll learn from seven remarkable teachers who stretch beyond the conventional foundations of good teaching to transform their classrooms into exciting, dynamic places where teachers and students cocreate... more...

  • Necessary Conditions of Learningby Ference Marton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Necessary Conditions of Learning presents a research approach (phenomenography) and a theory (the variation theory of learning) introduced and developed by Ference Marton and taken up by his wide and varied following around the world?together with their practical applications in educational contexts. Reflecting Marton?s whole lifetime's work, the... more...

  • Vernaculars in the Classroomby Shondel Nero; Dohra Ahmad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book draws on applied linguistics and literary studies to offer concrete means of engaging with vernacular language and literature in secondary and college classrooms. The authors embrace a language-as-resource orientation, countering the popular narrative of vernaculars as problems in schools. The book is divided into two parts, with the first... more...

  • Inventing Imaginary Worldsby Michele Root-Bernstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 24.99

    How can parents, educators, business leaders and policy makers nurture creativity, prepare for inventiveness and stimulate innovation? One compelling answer, this book argues, lies in fostering the invention of imaginary worlds, a.k.a. worldplay . First emerging in middle childhood, this complex form of make-believe draws lifelong energy from... more...

  • Enrichment Clustersby Sally M. Reis; Joseph S. Renzulli; Marcia Gentry

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 39.95

    Enrichment clusters engage students and facilitators in student-driven, real-world learning experiences. Grouped by interest, students working like practicing professionals apply advanced content and methods to develop products and services for authentic audiences. Clusters are scheduled during the school day over an extended period of time and involve... more...